One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequester carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address.
Physicists have overlooked an obvious place to search for shell-like structures constructed around stars by advanced civilizations to capture their energy.
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.
A simple way to pick up and place diamond nanosheets finally makes it possible to test this wonder material in a wide range of devices, say materials scientists.
A prototype hybrid quadcopter can fly several times farther than conventional battery-powered ones.
A startup’s version of 3-D printing is faster and cheaper (and makes better objects).
A miniature electrical propulsion system could let small satellites fly in formation for cheaper imaging.
An innovative startup that blends solar energy and battery storage reflects broader interest combining the technologies.
Researchers have demonstrated a long-lasting device for making hydrogen from sunlight and water—but funding is running out.
A startup called Voxel8 is using materials expertise to extend the capabilities of 3-D printing.